Just inside the southeast border of Leelanau County is Greilickville in Elmwood Township which acts as the gateway into the Leelanau Peninsula from Traverse City. The area offers all of the beauty and recreation of West Grand Traverse Bay as well as boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking opportunities on the smaller Cedar Lake. From Greilickville, you can take a cruise of the bay on the Manitou Tall Ship, take a fishing charter on Lake Michigan, or watch the Blue Angels during Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival. Public and Private marinas offer over 300 boat slips and Elmwood Township Marina has three public boat launches. The Grand Traverse Yacht Club is located in Greickville, too. Many of Traverse City’s finest restaurants are located along the M-22 corridor with some offering bay-front dining on West Grand Traverse Bay.
The trailhead for the Leelanau Trail, part of the Traverse Area Recreational & Transportation (TART) Trail system, is located in Greilickville. The trail for non-motorized vehicles is paved all the way to Suttons Bay to the north and through Traverse City to Acme to the east.
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum has interactive, hands-on activities for kids of all ages that teach children about the history and ecology of the great lakes. Kids will also enjoy Elmwood Township Parks which include a beachfront park just south of the Marina that is currently undergoing renovation and a park on Cherry Bend Road that features a great play structure, Little League baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, soccer fields and pavilions.